Mrs. Betty A. Rusho, 83, died Saturday, February 18th, 2023, at the Samaritan Keep Home, where she was a resident.
There will be a Spring graveside committal service at Riverside Cemetery on Wellesley Island, followed by a Celebration of Life, at date and place to be announced.
Betty was born, May 28th, 1939, in the Town of Orleans, the daughter of Lynnwood and Dorothy Simpkins Kelsey. She graduated from LaFargeville High School.
On June 30th, 1956, she married Gerald (Junior) Rusho, at the Clayton United Methodist Church. Junior died January 1st, 2015, at age 83.
Betty worked at various establishments on Wellesley Island as a Bartender and a Waitress, as well as other capacities, including The Lighthouse, The Borderline, Pier 6, T.I. Club, and the New York State Golf Course. She also worked in Clayton at the Shoreline and the Harbor Inn for Joe Perrucio, and the Clayton Big M.
Junior and Betty moved to Florida in 1981 and returned to Clayton in 2010.
Betty was a past member of the Clayton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and the Clayton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She enjoyed watching Nascar, the Dallas Cowboys, cooking, reading, tanning at her pool, and especially visiting with people.
Surviving are three daughters, Cheryl (Tim) Pacific of Clayton, Ellen (Wayne) Gray of Arkansas, Tammy (Joseph) McDonnell of Florida; son Jeffrey of Washington State; grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas (Lou) Kelsey of Clay, Ronald Kelsey of Fredericks, Maryland; nieces and nephews.
Donations can be made in her name to the Wellesley Island Volunteer Fire Department or the Entertainment Fund at the Samaritan Keep Home.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the excellent care Betty received from all the third-floor staff at the Keep Home.
Love and miss you Grandma
Joe and Tina Gushlaw
Cheryl,Tim and family,
Our sincere condolences on your loss Our thoughts and prayers
Joe and Tina
Fly high Grandma! Love and miss you!
Dalys Wells Montanye
Cheryl, Ellen,Tammy,Jeff and family
Sending condolences to you all.
Cheryl, Tim and family, I’m sorry for your loss. Hopefully good memories will sustain you in this difficult time.
Cheryl, Tim and family David and I send you thoughtful thoughts and prayers ❤️
Prayers to family and friends at this time of sorrow !
“To know her —was to Love her “
Cheryl, Ellen, Tammy, Jeff and family,
Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Will always cherish the times at the Fire Dept, and Legion functions. Your mom told it like it was. So much respect. Condolences to you all.
Sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our deepest sympathy.
Lorraine and Ken Rogers
Sending thoughts and prayers to you all…….
Cheryl and Tim, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Cheryl, Tim and family
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Yvonne, Jim & Anthony
Tom and Chris Sanford
Tommy, Lou and Ronnie
Sorry to hear of Betty passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and her family.
mary e green
Cheryl, Tim, Kelsey and hubby,-and family-so sorry for your loss.I hope memories will help you thru this difficult time!! Sending peace, love and prayers.
Marshall & Mary Green and family
Anna Wells VanTassel
Deepest Sympathy to Betty’s family, esp, Tom, Chris and Ron
Dona Van Duser Nohle
Sorry for your loss To family and friends
Dear Cheryl, Tim and family,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Corinne Cronin Thomson
Cheryl, (Brother)Tim and family
So many good memories working with her at the Harbor Inn. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you all.
Tammy and Joe, along with the rest of the family, sorry for your loss.
Bob & Donna cantwell &family
So sorry for the family’s loss…prayers for all and especially forTom and Lou❤️
To Betty’s family, I am saddened to hear of Betty’s passing. Please accept my condolences.
Diane Reff Morinigo
Condolences to Betty’s families.
My condolences to all! I worked with Betty and will always remember her!
I send my deepest prayers to all!